Snowy Day

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Hmmm, would it be interesting if just for once, snow flakes came in multiple colors? Of course, there are colorful sparkles on the surface of the snow, and that makes it just right.

 

(This is a scanned version of an envelope ready to be addressed and sent.)

 

2017 is New Today

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There it is! My new desk pad calendar, all clean! No notes, scribbles, doodles, coloring, no appointments, reminders, to-do lists, nothing.

I like the feeling of the fresh beginning that comes with January. Do you set exercise goals, have a brand new journal, or plan to brighten someone’s life each day?  Maybe you just let one year roll into the next without thinking about it? Let me know in a comment.

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Jesus said, “Do not worry about tomorrow.” (Matthew 6:34) It is a reminder to take one day at a time. Christians have the tremendous blessing of being able to trust our tomorrows with Jesus, who is real, loves us, and has all power. He gives us what we need, when we need it. 

The Apostle Paul wrote, “Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you.”
(1 Peter 5:7, NLT) 

 

Simple Art at Its Best

Before and After photos can be inspirational! My friend Cynthia gave permission for me to share these with you.

At Thanksgiving her husband’s family came together. They ate, laughed, sang and worshipped God together, but that’s not all. Not only did Grandma’s barn get a fresh coat of paint, but the young people took it to the next level! Be sure to check out the AFTER photo!

BEFORE . . .

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AFTER . . .

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The Autumn Leaves

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O Autumn, how I love each crisp fresh morn,
and pumpkin fields the sparkling frost adorns.
The sun through crimson, bronze or amber tree
entices the photographer in me.

Your presence means the year is growing old;
foretells the Winter’s snow and wind and cold,
your beauties ease us to December’s door
with faith that Spring will surely come once more.

–Brenda Kay

 

Thanks again to Eloise Renouf for her book:
20 Ways to Draw a Tree and 44 Other Nifty Things from Nature